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 Left, Rabbi Bernard King, daughter Adena 14, and wife, Barbara, are looking forward to their trip to the Holy Land, traveling throughout Israel. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Rabbi Bernard King prays every morning at daybreak using the Tefillin, (transcriptionsfrom the text and quotations from the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy). During the flight to the Holy Land was no exception. As the plane refueled in Chicago, the Rabi performed his morning ritual as curious passengers looked on. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Interfaith group members Margaret Greinke and daughter Melinda Griffith outside Beit HaGeffen Arab-Jewish Community Center in which they participated in a lecture and discussion. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 A Franciscan monk lights candles in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of Christ's death, burial and resurrection located in the Old City of Jerusalem. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Interfaith member Melinda Griffith prays for sick family members and lights candles at Christ's tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of Christ's death, burial and resurrection, in the Old City of Jerusalem. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Left, Barbara King and daughter, Adeena,  perform Shabbat ceremony in hotel at dusk Friday upon their arrival in Haifa. Shabbat is celebration of the Sabbath in Judaism. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Left, Rabi Naftali Rothenberg, who works at a think tank at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, was called upon by Rabi King, right, to inform Muslim leader, Haithan Bundakji on a misunderstanding about orthodox Jews. Rev. Bob Shepard, center, listens to dialogue. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times   
 The Orange County Interfaith group visited a Druze village in Isfiya, Israel, learning about their unique religion and culture while Druze women prepared pita bread for the group's lunch in traditional fire ovens. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 A holy man rom the town of Zefat, formerly one of the main centers of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalism in the Holy Land which has remained an important center for Talmudic study. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Left, Martin Klein and his wife Florence are greeted by Queen Noor in the royal palace in Amman Jordan. The Interfaith group experienced many religious and cultural encounters during their travels throughout Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Muslims make their way into King Abdullah's Mosque in Amman, Jordan,  for Friday prayers. The Interfaith group traveled to Christian, Jewish and Muslim sites during their pilgrimage. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times   
 Left, Susan Smith, Barbara King, and Andrew Albers mourn atcemetery in Zefat where several children of Ma'Alot were buried after they lost their lives in a terrorist bombing during the conflict. Twenty-five years earlier Rabi Bernard King visited the grave sites and returned home to Orange County naming his synagogue after Ma' Alot. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Haithan Bundakji, center, Muslim leader of Orange County Interfaith group, cries for the loss of two brothers killed years earlier in the Israeli conflict. Rev. Bob Shepard,  right, and Rabi Bernard King, show their support in the Muslim cemetery in Beit Shean as they help Bundakji deal with his pain. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Left, Karen Bisel, Jean Simon, Hal Garner and William Shane, pray in the Islam tradition as Muslim leader Haithan Bundakji leads prayer in Arabic outside King Abdullah's Mosque in Amman, Jordan. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Margaret Greinke informs Interfaith group about the significance of rosary beads and how they're used n prayer outside the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Orange County interfaith group prays in front of King Abdullah's Mosque in Amman, Jordan.  Interfaith group traveled to various Christian, Jewish and Muslim sites during their pilgrimage. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 It was on this mountain, overlooking the Sea of Galilee, that Jesus gave the "Sermon on the Mount" And it was here, during the Holy Land visit, that Rev. Robert Shepard led Sunday service on Mt. Beatitudes to Orange County Interfaith group of Jews, Christians and Muslims. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 At a restaurant in Jerash,  owner Ishmael Shuqqir, left, hugs Barbara King after confrontation resolved with Rabi King, right. Owner was upset with Muslim leader whom had brought Jews into his restaurant. Some of the Jews, including the Rabi confronted him with his prejudice. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Haithan Bundakji walks in the ruins at Jerash, in the Kingdom of Jordan,  one of the best preserved examples of Roman civilization known as the "Pompeii of the East" built inAD 129 to honor the Roman Emperor Hadrian. As a child, Bundakji lived across the street from the ruins and this was his play ground up until the age of 8 years old. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Haithan Bundakji ascends to a memorial in Golan Heights, the stronghold of the Syrians until 1967. Nearly all of the landscape bordering the road throughout this area is lined with barb wire and thousands of land mine markings. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 On the top of Mount Nebo, in present day Jordan, Rabi Bernard King leads a Interfaith group prayer in Hebrew over looking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Historians believe Moses' tomb lies in this region. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Left, leaders Rev. Robert Shepard, Rabbi Bernard King and Haithan Bundakji show their support for each other atcemetery in Zefat. Several children of Ma'Alot were buried after they lost their lives in a terrorist bombing during the conflict. Twenty-five years earlier Rabi Bernie King had visited the grave site and returned home to Orange County naming his synagogue after Ma' Alot. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
 Left, Adeena King and her mother Barbara,  over come with emotion, pray at the Western Wailing Wall, in Old City Jerusalem, one of the most Holy sites in Judaism. ©Gail Fisher Los Angeles Times
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